October 29, 2016, at approximately 2:30 a.m., officers from the Lake Havasu City Police Department responded to a motel in the 2000 block of W. Acoma Boulevard for a report of a stabbing that had just occurred. Responding officers contacted a 55-year old male victim standing outside of a motel room with a head injury and blood on his clothing. The male stated four unknown male subjects entered his motel room and began assaulting him for unknown reasons. The victim fought back with a knife he managed to grab and stabbed one of the four males. The other three males fled the motel in an unknown direction after the stabbing.
Upon checking the motel room, officers located another male victim deceased on the floor from an apparent stab wound. The victim’s identity will be released pending notification of next of kin.
Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Unit were called out to investigate and the investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Lake Havasu City Police Department at (928) 855-1171 or the Lake Havasu Silent Witness at (928) 854-TIPS (8477). Citizens can also send an anonymous text message tip to “CRIMES” or 274637. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through a web page based tip service at www.tipsoft.com or via the “TipSubmit” mobile application for iPhone and Android based smart phones.